Sofirn SC32 Flashlight Review: Worth Buying?
In this video, I review the Sofirn SC32 flashlight. Sofirn has released a number of these smaller 18650 cell flashlights recently, which are almost as small as some 14500 lights. The first thing that comes to mind for me is temperature control! I think it’s great to have extra battery capacity but are these lights able to perform? Watch my video to find out.
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General thoughts after a week of usage/size comparison/practicality:
- This is a great little EDC flashlight and the smallest 18650 light I own. Very bright for its size and the Fresnel lens is just as effective as a TIR for projecting the beam into the distance. The SC32 is almost the same size as the battery! I like the tail switch design.
Overall Construction, LED, lens, bezel and reflector
- Rugged and solid looking. Great quality for the price. The bezel has some interesting cutouts that allow you to see when the light is on. Basic Sofirn anodizing.
- SST40 with fresnel lens. Quite a unique feature and good to see Sofirn try something new. The lens is very thin which keeps the length down. No protective glass.
- The double-sided clip, onboard USB C charging, included 18650 cell.
UI – modes
- Modes demo, strobe, step ramp vs smooth
Performance – total output, beam profile, longevity, practicality
- Ceiling bounce test, CRI, CCT, candela
- I was surprised at the throw of this light. The spill blends nicely into the large hotspot. Outer edges of the light have some artifacts.
|Sofirn SC32||Measured with Opple Light Master Pro – figures based on switch on|
|Mode||Candela @5m||Throw (metres)||CCT (K)||CRI (Ra)|
- Ramps down quickly and produces significantly fewer lumens. It’s a small host and unavoidable.
- No momentary turbo mode – that would bring it into the tactical territory.
- If you’re looking for a great value EDC flashlight that has everything included, this might be the one for you.